7. Newly Created Directorship

7. Newly Created Directorship Offices and Vacancies

7.1.  Vacancies on the BOD resulting from an increase in the number of Board Members or otherwise occurring, shall be filled by a vote of a majority of the Board Members currently in office. A Board Member elected to fill a vacancy shall hold office for the remainder of the vacant term.

7.2.  Temporary Vacancies on the BOD.  In the event a Member of the Board is temporarily unable to serve in his/her elected or appointed capacity for an extended period of time, he/she may appoint with the approval of the Executive Committee -- a temporary replacement to serve in a non-voting capacity for a maximum of three (3) consecutive months.